Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has been ruled out of the team’s Week 7 game against the New York Jets due to a hamstring injury according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Schefter reports that Wilson wanted to play and did practice during the week, however Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett ultimately decided to keep Wilson out of the game to prevent further injury.
The team will start backup Brett Rypien.
Schefter adds that Denver is expected to re-evaluate Wilson’s hamstring this upcoming week to determine whether he can travel to London and play in the team’s game next Sunday against the Jaguars.
The 33-year-old Wilson suffered the hamstring injury late in Denver’s overtime loss to the Chargers on Monday Night Football.
The injury adds to what’s already been a frustrating start to Wilson’s first season in Denver. The former Seahawks quarterback has struggled through the first six games of the year and the Broncos have limped out of the gate to a 2–4 record.